Research interests

Solar instrumentation: instrument autonomy, on-board science data reduction
Solar physics: photospheric small-scale magnetic features

Education and Employement

2015 - Present - PhD Student, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen, Germany
2014 - 2015 - Young Graduate Trainee, European Space Agency, European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC)
2012 - 2014 - Master of Science, Space Technology, Lulea University of Technology, Kiruna, Sweden
2008 - 2012 - Bachelor in Engineering, Computer science, Universitatea “Politehnica” din Timisoara (University), Timisoara, Romania


2017 - Amelia Earhart Fellowship, Zonta International
2014 - Bengt Hultqvist Prize, Kiruna Rotary Club


Selected Publications

(1) K. Albert, N. A. Krivova, J. Hirzberger, et al., "Intensity contrast of solar network and faculae close to the solar limb, observed from two vantage points” (2023), A&A, submitted

(2) K. Albert, J. Hirzberger, J.S. Castellanos Durán, D. Orozco Suárez, J. Woch, H. Michalik, S. K. Solanki. “Accuracy Analysis of the On-board Data Reduction Pipeline for the Polarimetric and Helioseismic Imager on the Solar Orbiter Mission” (2023), Sol Phys 298, 58;

(3) K. Albert, J. Hirzberger, M. Kolleck, et al., “Autonomous on-board data processing and instrument calibration software for the Polarimetric and Helioseismic Imager on-board the Solar Orbiter mission” (2020), J. Astron. Telesc. Instrum. Syst. 6(4) 048004;

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